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Latest news: Aboriginal

Scholarships for ACT Aboriginal secondary students

Ten ACT Indigenous students have received Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Scholarships, the government announced.

Commissioner to protect ACT’s Indigenous children begins her term

The ACT’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Young People Commissioner began her five-year term today.

Independent review to tackle ACT’s Indigenous imprisonment crisis

Professor Lindon Coombes, academic and former policy advisor, will conduct an independent review into First Nations overrepresentation.

ROGS: ACT Indigenous incarceration rates highest in Australia

The ACT has the highest Indigenous imprisonment rate in the country, and it is rising yearly, according to the 2022–23 ROGS.

ANU vice-chancellor calls for end to racism

A survey last year showed discrimination could cause psychological distress for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults.

ACT’s inaugural Indigenous children commissioner appointed

Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts, human rights advocate & lawyer, is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children & Young People Commissioner.

Paterson: Recognising ACT suburb’s Aboriginal heritage

Streets in Waramanga are named after Aboriginal tribal groups, but ACTmapi lacks comprehensive detail and descriptions.

Health minister introduces bill to reform child protection system

Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA will introduce the Children and Young People Amendment Bill 2023 into the ACT Legislative Assembly today.

Julie Tongs calls for inquiry into death in custody

TJ Denniss, a Canberra Aboriginal man, took his own life in a NSW prison on the weekend. Julie Tongs wants an independent inquiry.

ACT’s progress on Indigenous children policy

Today is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. How is the ACT Government implementing the Our Booris, Our Way Review?

Smoking ceremony held today at ACT Aboriginal youth service

A traditional smoking ceremony will be held today to cleanse Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation’s Wanniassa site.

ACT’s Indigenous Marathon Foundation gets Qantas grant

The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF), a health promotion charity based in Canberra, will receive a Qantas Regional Grant.